Don Fehr

Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates after scoring a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first period of an NHL hockey game at HP Pavilion at San Jose on January 31, 2012 in San Jose. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sharks Season Saved, NHL And Players Settle

After 16 hours of tense talks, the NHL and its players finally achieved their elusive deal early Sunday morning, finding a way to restart a sport desperate to regain momentum and boost its prominence.